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January 15 to 18, 2022


In the Far North of Finnish Lapland lies the arctic travel destination of Inari-Saariselkä. Here you find the opportunities for year round travel with plenty to explore, vibrant local culture, and numerous outdoor activities as well in the summer in the Midnight sun as in the winter wonderland with Northern Lights dancing in the sky.
Inari-Saariselkä is a unique, family-friendly destination with pristine, unspoiled Arctic wilderness and high quality services. Here in North Lapland you find authentic experiences and sustainable choices.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to join us on this tour!

Preliminary program

Saturday 15.1.2022

International Finnair flights to Helsinki
16:35-18:15 Finnair flight AY 605 from Helsinki to Ivalo
18:15 Arrival at Ivalo airport
Welcome to Inari-Saariselkä - Authentic Lapland
19:15 Arrival at Aurora Village Ivalo
❖ Check-in to Aurora Accommodation
❖ Dinner
❖ Gazing for Northern Lights by an open fire
❖ Option to have a traditional Finnish Sauna

Sunday 16.1.2022

Breakfast at the hotel and check-out
Outdoor Activities at Wilderness Centre Wiltsu
12:00 Lunch at Wiltsu
13:30 Aurora Queen Resort
❖ site inspection of a new aurora resort
Arrival at Saariselkä Outdoor Resort
Approximately 250 kilometres North of the Arctic Circle is Europe's northernmost outdoor
resort, Saariselkä. A wide range of accommodation options and other services are nearby, yet
the peace of the wilderness is only a few steps away
14:30 Arctic Sky Lapland
❖ site inspection
Arctic holidays & wellbeing retreats for solo travellers, couples, families and small groups

15:00 Saariselkä Booking
❖ introduction to their full selection of services and types of accommodation available
16:30 Skabma Lodge
meet the owners of a beautiful Skabma Lodge
18:00 Check-in to Star Arctic Hotel
❖ here you are sleeping on the top of the world
19:00 Dinner & Sami Culture hosted by Pro-Safaris Saariselkä
Dinner prepared with love from the local ingredients, evening by on open fire with Sámi music

Monday 17.1.2022

Breakfast at the hotel
09:45 Tobogganing down the hill
Experience the magic of polar night and toboggan down the longest toboggan slope in Finland!
10:15 Saariselkä Ski & Sport Resort
❖ Introduction to the services of the Saariselkä Ski & Sport Resort
11:00 Transfer to Inari
The village of Inari is the heart of the Sámi culture in Finland. Authentic handicrafts and artisan
shops, genuine small-village feel and astonishing surrounding nature make Inari an intriguing
and interesting place to visit year-round
12:00 Lunch at Visit Inari Accommodation & Safaris
❖ Presentation of services
13: 00 Husky Experience with Visit Inari Accommodation & Safaris
Have you ever imagined what driving a dog sled is like? Come and give it a go!
15:30 Home Visit to Angeli Reindeer Farm
You are invited to the home of a local Sámi reindeer herding family
17:00 Check in to Nellim Wilderness Hotel & Safaris
❖ Site inspection
19:00 Dinner 

Tuesday 18.1.2022

Breakfast at the hotel and check-out
09:15 Sámi Museum and North Lapland Nature Centre Siida
11:00 Wilderness Hotel Nangu in Ivalo
❖ presentation and lunch
12:30 Transfer to Airport
13:55 Finnair flight AY 604 from Ivalo to Helsinki
15:25 Arrival in Helsinki Airport
Transfer by bus to Helsinki city center
Check-in at Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti
Wonderfully revamped Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti showcases Finnish phenomena in an innovative way. In the hotel rooms, designed by Paola Suhonen from Ivana Helsinki, you can immerse yourself in Finnish Sisu, Midsummer, a Fairytale Forest, the Tranquility or a Winter storm right in the heart of Helsinki
Free time
19:00 Dinner hosted by your hotel representative


Wednesday 19.1.2022

MATKA 2022 Workshop Day

Breakfast at your hotel
07:45 Transfer to Messukeskus Helsinki, Expo and Convention Centre
08:30 Check-in
08:55 Opening words
09:10-11:30 Meetings: 7 x 15 min meeting with 5 min break in between
11:30-13:00 Lunch
13:00-15:00 Meetings: 6 x 15 min meeting with 5 min break in between
15:00-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-17:30 Meetings: 6 x 15 min meeting with 5 min break in between
Transfer bus to your hotel

Thursday 20.1.2022

Matka Nordic Travel Trade Day

Breakfast at your hotel
08:15 Transfer by bus to Messukeskus Helsinki, Expo and Convention Centre
Please leave your luggage at the cloakroom
Cloacroom is free of charge for Buyers when you wear your Matka Workshop Day name badge
09:00 Matka Nordic Travel Trade Day
Shuttle bus to Helsinki Airport
International flights home



Saturday 15.1.2022
International Finnair flights to Helsinki
16:35-18:15 AY 605 from Helsinki to Ivalo

Tuesday 18.1.2021
13:55-15:25 AY 604 from Ivalo to Helsinki



Aurora Village Ivalo


Star Arctic Hotel


Wilderness Hotel Inari

Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti

Follow the weather


Bring along

  • Comfortable outdoor clothing
  • Swim suit for sauna
  • Happy mood

See also

Inari-Saariselkä Tourism Region. For your inspiration please visit Inari-Saariselkä Tour Operator Media Bank with videos and images and the Inari- Saariselkä regional presentation. Kindly find information about our sustainable actions in our tourism region.

Sustainable Travel Finland

Sustainable Travel Finland label will make it easier for travel trade and travellers to recognise a tourism company and destination that takes sustainability seriously. The label is only awarded for those companies and destinations that have undergone the entire Sustainable Travel Finland programme and fulfilled the criteria. The programme includes regular auditing and renewal of the label.

Since June 2020 it's been possible to achieve the Sustainable Travel Finland –label and the number of labeled companies is growing steadily. Find sustainable travel options at Visit Finland's Sustainable Travel Finland webpage.

Useful links

Sustainable Travel Finland label
Experience Sustainable Finland
Sustainable Finland Pledge

Contact us

Visit Finland

David Campano


Eeva Flinkman